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Evaluate string

Evaluate string

Evaluate string

(OP)
Does anyone know how to have Excel evaluate the commands in a string? For example:

Cell A6 contains a numerical value.
Cell B6 contains the string "=A6*2"

I would like to have a cell that can convert the command in B6. In Matlab the command would be eval(string). Obviosly I am looking for a general solution to solve for any string.

Searching the Excel help files and some Googling only leads me to beleive that I need some VBA code. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Matthew Ian Loew


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RE: Evaluate string

Hello!

try:

SUB Q()
  [C6].Formula=[B6].Text
END SUB

HTH

_LF

RE: Evaluate string

You may use the following VB function - put it in a module in your workbook, and call it as =Eval(B6) in your example.

CODE

Function Eval(S As String)
    Eval = Evaluate(S)
End Function

Cheers,
Joerd

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